Why do some songs get stuck in your head? Researchers explain

Why do some songs get stuck in your head? Researchers explain

Almost all of us get songs stuck in our heads from time to time - they are known as ‘earworms’. The first large-scale study, led by Dr Kelly Jakubowski at Durham University, explains why we really cant get lots of songs - including Kylie Minogues Cant Get You Out Of My Head - out of our head. Nov 3, 2016
From the toilet to the tank: Biofuels from sewage

From the toilet to the tank: Biofuels from sewage

What we flush can be converted into a biocrude oil with properties very similar to fossil fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have worked out a process that does not require that sewage be dried before transforming it under heat and pressure to biocrude. Nov 3, 2016
Carnia Nebula: One of the ‘most massive star-forming regions in the Galaxy’

Carnia Nebula: One of the ‘most massive star-forming regions in the Galaxy’

Incredible images showing the pillars of destruction have been released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Huge towers of gas and dust within the Carina Nebula are being studied to better understand star formation – and analysis of the images shows how the stars appear to be destroying their creators. Scientists used the Muse instrument on the ESOs Very Large Telescope to take thousands of images of the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light years away. Nov 2, 2016